£20m Chelsea target admits to Champions League ‘dream’

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Chelsea have been boosted in their pursuit of Neymar, with the Brazilian starlet admitting to ‘dreaming’ of playing in the Champions League.

The 19-year-old insists he is happy at Santos at the moment, but Neymar has left the door open to a possible move to Europe with the youngster gushing over the possibility of moving to the top football league in the near future.

"At the moment my thoughts are only on winning the Copa Libertadores," Neymar told AS.


"My first thought is to stay here as well because happiness is everything, for the club, for my family, for the fans - the most important thing is to be happy."

But Neymar hinted that he might move to a club that can offer him European football, saying of the Champions League: "Of course it is [a dream], just like it is for all the players in the world," he said.

"To play in that competition is a privilege and I hope to do so one day. I want to play in World Cups and play in the best leagues."

Chelsea have been linked with the starlet amongst a host of other European sides, but the Blues have looked more likely to sign Neymar with a core group of Brazilian stars already settled at Stamford Bridge.

While Chelsea were rumoured to have already started dealing with Neymar over a £20m move in the summer, the forward insists his future is still up in the air.

"I believe my future belongs to God,” the Chelsea target said.

“[A move to Europe] could be tomorrow or in two or five years' time - I don't know. I would have to think about it with my father, with my mother - with everyone."

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